Corner Brook Christmas Bird Count

Posted on behalf of Humber Natural History Society (HNHS)

December 16th

Corner Brook to Little Rapids

People will count birds by walking/driving/skiing within a preset circle which includes Corner Brook and extends from Massey Drive around Curling to Mount Moriah, and out the Humber Valley to Little Rapids. A social follows to tally the results.
You must preregister so that there is no overlap in areas covered.
If interested in participating, please contact Lois Bateman

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale

Posted on behalf of Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm;
Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road

Come purchase your Christmas Gifts and help impoverished peoples at the same time! A Ten Thousand Villages Sale sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice and Development and Peace will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm; on Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. This Sale features beautifully handcrafted home gift items helps poor people in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America to earn a just wage and thus supply the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter and education for their families.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Interpreter

Environmental Education Commission is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic environmental interpreter to help teach their school programs at the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre.

The job will usually be two days per week (including overnight midweek) from mid September until late November 2017 and will include teaching and supervision of school children (and much more) in a wilderness setting. The ideal person will have previously taught groups of children, have extensive outdoor experience, be a role model of environmentally responsibility, be a storyteller, a good team worker and have the ability to be adaptable as the need arises. Knowledge of Newfoundland ecology, flora and fauna is an asset. New and substitute teachers are encouraged to apply, as are those with experience as environmental interpreters. Current first-aid certificate and a police record check with vulnerable sector check are essential.

Pay will be about $15 an hour with, usually, 24 hours paid work per week. Meals will be provided. Own transport to the Centre is required, but carpooling may be possible.
Send applications to by Thursday September 7, 2017, please include contact information for 3 references.

JOB POSTING – Manuels River Marketing Manager

(The following was scripted by and for Manuels River)

We are HIRING! Looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing Manager here at Manuels River – are you or someone you know interested? Check out our job posting:

JOB POSTING – Marketing Manager

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-August, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 at 12 noon
Contact Name: Jillian Whittle, Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: (709) 834-2099 ext. 201
Contact email:

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a not-for-profit science and nature centre which features a world class trilobite fossil site and collection, and features the geological, biological and human history of Manuels River. The Centre is operated by the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to the preservation and interpretation of the natural, cultural and geological history of the river through the development of education, recreation, and conservation opportunities. If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys interacting with the public and learning through fun, then Manuels River has opportunities that are right for you.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.50 per hour
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume, three references, and RNC Certificate of Conduct (COC) no more than 30 days old. If time constraints necessitate, the COC can be submitted following interviews.
Who can apply: Applicants legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial legislation

Job Description
The Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and receives guidance in terms of organizational direction and marketing and communication strategy from the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The Manager is the lead for all marketing and communications, overseeing the membership program, and assisting with fundraising strategies and programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Implementation and monitoring of a recently developed Marketing Plan for the organization
• Overall marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations for the Centre aligning with the organization’s Marketing Plan and Strategic Plan
• Working with staff to create, develop or enhance existing programs based on market research
• Creating or overseeing the creation of press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, and newsletters
• Creating or coordinating the creation of electronic and/or printed graphic materials
• Updating or coordinating the updating of the website and other digital properties including social media
• Managing and driving brand management to ensure all materials, services, and signage conform to the established brand identity
• Conducting market research and competitive analysis and research
• Tracking marketing initiatives, key performance indicators and producing regular reports for the Executive Director and the Marketing and Communications Committee
• Leading the development of the membership program, including supervision of the program’s database, monthly newsletter and other outreach
• Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in developing and coordinating a major donor program
• Must be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) of a recognized post-secondary Business program
• Must be currently unemployed
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in web design, digital strategy, digital asset maintenance, and social media is a definite asset
• Computer skills, including office productivity software; graphic design and desktop publishing experience a definite asset
• Must be well organized, able to handle multiple projects and priorities, and have a natural orientation to detail
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

To Apply:
Mail or email resume with cover letter, 3 references and RNC COC to:
Marketing Manager Position – Manuels River
7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, NL, A1W 3A2

Applications must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12 noon.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Join the Blue Dot Movement as an organization!

The Blue Dot Movement is a movement for Environmental Rights in Canada initiated by the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice in 2014. This nation-wide grassroots movement has led to over 140 municipalities making declarations for their citizens Right to a Healthy Environment, including Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Right now, a team of 40 volunteer ambassadors across the country are working with their local MPs to persuade them to support a Federal Environmental Bill of Rights, and the ultimate goal is to change the Charter to include this fundamental Human Right to clean air and water, safe food, and a stable climate.

Canada’s patchwork of environmental laws is simply not working to protect the people and places we love. Meanwhile, international examples demonstrate that countries with laws recognizing the right to a healthy environment perform better environmentally and economically than those that do not have them.

So what can you do?

1. Visit to sign the pledge and learn more, and like Newfoundland Blue Dot Movement on Facebook.

2. Have your organization sign a declaration of support for environmental rights. This is a simple but fantastic way to help us keep growing a large base of support. Please email Alex Hayward at if interested!

Puffin Patrol is Hiring!

Attention Students! Looking to get more involved with Puffin Patrol? CPAWS-NL is Hiring (Funding Pending)! More details are to come but generally seeking students returning to school under the age of 30 willing to work at headquarters in the evenings and weekends for the month of August with the possibility of some mornings to release the birds. In addition you will be promoting the program in communities, plus other duties as required, minimum 5 weeks. Applicants must be able to work with the public, not afraid to handle our feathered friends, and able to do social media. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please send along a resume to

2017 Pride in your Community 3 Hour Challenge

Facebook event: 3 Hour Challenge Community Clean up – Sponsored by Tim Hortons

The 2017 Pride in your Community 3 Hour Challenge, sponsored by Tim Hortons, will take place on Saturday, June 10. The clean-up will take place from 9 am to 12 noon with a community celebration to follow at the Conception Bay South Arena from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

Celebration will include Tim Hortons refreshments, hot dogs, a photo booth, live music and family activities. Bags, gloves and a limited number of t-shirts will be provided.

To register as an individual or a group please contact the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services at 834-6500 ext. 601 or email

NLEN Member – The Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program are participating as a group focusing on the Kelligrews Pond and beach. They meet in the ourdoor classroom on Pond Road.

Volunteer Opportunity: Kitchen Helpers at Echo Pond Summer Camp

The Environmental Education Commission is seeking volunteers to help out in our kitchen during our 6 summer camps in 2017. Our preference would be for volunteers who would be available for a full camp (i.e. 3-days or 5-days), but we would also be interested in having volunteers who can stay for a minimum of 2 days. Please visit for a list of camps and dates.

Volunteers would aid our 1-2 cooks in preparing healthy, homemade meals, and keeping the kitchen clean and tidy. Specifically we would like volunteers who could help with: chopping vegetables, making desserts, setting up the dining room, and washing dishes. Benefits include: complimentary meals and accommodation, spending time in our beautiful forest, getting to observe an environmental education camp in action, and access to swimming and canoes during your free time when they are not in use by campers.

Echo Pond Summer Camp is run by the Environmental Education Commission at the Brother Brennan Centre, a registered charity. We aim to make our camps as accessible to as many children as possible, and therefore rely on volunteers to help keep our prices affordable.

Volunteers will be asked to provide an up-to-date Criminal Record Check certificate.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send a short email letting us know your availability and a little about yourself, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Email us at

CPAWS Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter Annual General Meeting

April 12th, 2017, 6:30 PM
172 Military Rd Gathering Place, St. John’s, NL


Guest Speaker: Dr.Rodolphe Devillers , “Towards better scientific approaches for selecting new marine protected areas”

Election of New Board of Directors

If you have an interest in the environment, and would like to become more involved in the protection of our natural resources, please join us for an exciting evening!

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Newfoundland and Labrador has a mission to promote the systematic establishment of new terrestrial and marine protected areas and to foster effective management of existing protected areas in the province.

We would love to see you there!

For more information please contact us at  (709) 726-5800 or email at